Date:Friday February 10 2006
Want to have your view heard?
Want a better understanding about how Wolverhampton Wanderers is run?
Now is the chance!
Wolves are asking for nominations for across the entire fanbase for representatives on the new Wolves Fans Parliament.
This has been set up in attempt to improve communication between fans and club, give fans a say in important decisions, and gives the club a chance to explain why they do things.
Nominations from the following are being sought :
Recognised Wolves' Supporter Clubs.
Season ticket holders
Family enclosure members
Fans from ethnic and minority groups
Members of the Ticket Priority Scheme
Away Season Ticket Holders
Armchair or casual fans
Regular hospitality visitors
There is also a 'wild card' entry for anyone who feels they represent a group that deserves a say.
Launching the scheme Jez Moxey said :
'I have always maintained that open dialogue with supporters is important.We attend fans' forums, host focus group and supporter club meetings, make presentations to community groups, participate in various Q & A sessions, including on-air radio phone ins with fans and I answer questions every match here in my column.We also answer all fan correspondence sent to the club, regularly take phone calls and meet fans face to face. We make ourselves available on a daily basis to the press and media who regularly say they are asking the questions the fans want answering.
'However, I know that for sometime now there has been an appetite in many quarters for more dialogue between the club and fans.Therefore, I am pleased to announce a new initiative that we hope will provide an opportunity for the widest possible spread of supporters to have more of a voice at Molineux.As part of our ongoing policy to communicate with supporters as openly and effectively as possible, we have decided to launch the Wolves Fans' Parliament.'
To nominate a fan write to:Stuart Cain, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include Name, address, e-mail and phone number,
which group they would like to represent, and up to 100 words stating why they should sit on the Parliament.
Nominations must be with the club by March 6 and representatives will be decided by a panel of fans and club officials to ceate a credible body.
The Parliament will meet quarterly with board members, football & senior management, department heads and occasionally players.
Minutes will be published on the clubs official site.
Fans speak, and Wolves listen. This is a move many people have been calling for, for quite a while, and should give the fans a genuine insight into how and why the club do things.
Get those nominations in quick to have your say!
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